Here are the names of the 32 Senators who voted to shut down the Government before Christmas

The Senate approved a short-term spending plan to keep the government open Thursday but not without nearly a third of the chamber dissenting for various reasons.
The funding bill, called a continuing resolution, keeps the government opens through mid-January.
The legislation needed at least 60 votes and passed by 66 votes, with 32 days and two senators not voting. That’s double the 14 Democrats who dissented against the temporary spending bill two weeks ago.
Most of the nay votes were from Democrats who are desperate to deal with immigration issues.
During a caucus meeting Thursday, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois criticized Schumer for not caring about the future of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, and for “throwing them under the bus,” The Washington Post reports.
Schumer, who voted no on the spending bill, issued an ultimatum to the GOP that his party would not vote for anything more than a short-term bill until Congress addresses immigration and wider domestic spending issues.
He also mentioned that the $81 billion emergency spending bill the House passed Thursday would not go forward until the Senate addressed other issues.
“We’re not going to allow things like disaster relief to go forward without discussing some of these other issues we care about,” Schumer said. “We have to solve these issues together.”
Two Republican senators — Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky — joined the dissenting votes for the spending bill.
The spending bill again waived rules that would have mandated steep cuts to Medicare and other entitlement programs, which Paul didn’t want to see happen.
“Do federal deficits matter?” Paul asked.


Here are all the “nay” votes:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Nay

Michael Bennet (D-CO), Nay

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay

Cory Booker (D-NJ), Nay

Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Nay

Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Nay

Ben Cardin (D-MD), Nay

Bob Casey (D-PA), Nay

Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Nay

Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Nay

Dick Durbin (D-IL), Nay

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

Al Franken (D-MN), Nay

Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay

Kamala Harris (D-CA), Nay

Maise Hirono (D-HI), Nay

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay

Mike Lee (R-UT), Nay

Ed Markey (D-MA), Nay

Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Nay

Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Nay

Chris Murphy (D-CT), Nay

Patty Murray (D-WA), Nay

Rand Paul (R-KY), Nay

Jack Reed (D-RI), Nay

Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Nay

Brian Schatz (D-HI), Nay

Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Nay

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Nay

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Nay

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay

Ron Wyden (D-OR), Nay

A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.
Source:https://www.westernjournalism.com

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